The hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors will be touring the UK  in a brand new tour which will open at the Bournemouth Pavilion on the 4th August. 

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This quirky and charming 1950’s musical follows the story of Seymour the assistant at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the shop assistant he’s secretly in love with. But Audrey Two has a mind of its own, and soon grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore with an appetite that can’t be satisfied. Seymour must keep the meals coming to stop his prized plant from wilting, but how far is he willing to go to get the girl of his dreams?

 It has also been announced that Rhydian, who rose to fame on the X Factor, will play The Dentist, Orin Scrivello.

Little Shop of Horrors opened on Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway, where it ran for five years. It has won numerous awards including the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical.

The most recent London revival was in 2006 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, starring Sheridan Smith as Audrey.

Little Shop of Horrors features music by legendary composer Alan Menken, best known for his iconic Walt Disney film scores including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast,  and Aladdin. 

The production is directed by Tara Wilkinson (Associate Director of Motown the Musical, Memphis and Sunday in the Park With George), with choreography by Matthew Cole. It is presented by Sell a Door Theatre Company and Damien Tracey Productions.

Further casting is yet to be announced. The tour dates are as follows:

Thursday 4 – Saturday 13 August 2016 :Bournemouth  Pavilion Theatre

Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 August 2016 :Llandudno, Venue Cymru

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 August 2016: Wimbledon New Theatre

Tuesday 30 August – Saturday 4 September 2016:Belfast Opera House 

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 September 2016: New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 September 2016: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September 2016: Lichfield Garrick Theatre

Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October 2016: Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Monday 3 – Saturday 8 October 2016: New Theatre, Cardiff

Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 October 2016: Bridlington Spa

Monday 17 – Saturday 22 October 2016: Cheltenham Everyman Theatre

Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 October 2016:  Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 
Monday 31 October – Saturday 5 November 2016: Palace theatre, Manchester
Monday 14 – Saturday 19 November 2016: King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 November 2016: Grand Theatre, Blackpool 

To book tickets for some of the venues on the tour, visit ATG Tickets.

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